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Richard Roberts


Richard Roberts, who shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine for the discovery of “split genes,” has been appointed to an 18-member independent task force created by NASA to assess the budget and management challenges facing the International Space Station program. Roberts currently heads the department of bioinformatics and research at New England Biolabs of Beverly, Mass.

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Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.